Forthcoming IAFL Events

IAFL USA & Canadian Chapters Meeting, New Orleans, USA

Event date: 16 Feb 2022


Where and When

Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
USA

Start: Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 12:00 PM
End: Sunday 20th February 2022 at 8:00 AM

**PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes on January 28th**

Registration

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Map and Directions


Meeting and Covid Update (1/6/22):

New Orleans is still going ahead as planned and we are so excited to see you all! As a reminder and, in an abundance of caution, please review the City of New Orleans and The Windsor Court's Covid protocols below:
Effective Monday, August 16th, the City of New Orleans will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test to participate in activities with a higher risk of transmission such as indoor dining and bars, indoor entertainment and meetings, and large outdoor events.
 As such, Windsor Court Hotel will require all guests and patrons to provide a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72-hours prior to arriving to the hotel, effective Monday, August 23rd.

In addition, we are working on making accommodations for Covid contingencies including:  spreading the Welcome Reception between two ballrooms, offering a Zoom option for CLE sessions so attendees can chose to participate in CLE in person or from their hotel rooms, spreading the MS Rau reception among three floors of the building. 

The refund policy as stated below is:
Refund Policy
Full refund of registration fee less an administration fee of $100 if cancellation occurs before January 3, 2022. No refund of registration fees thereafter. Tour and event fees are refundable if cancellation occurs before January 3, 2022, and only if the Academy is not responsible for any charges or fees due to the cancellation. See hotel booking site for hotel cancellation policy.

Please scroll down for more information on events and the CLE schedule. 

Details

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for festive costumed parades and celebrations.

 

Meeting Hotel

 

The meeting will be held at the Windsor Court Hotel. An elegant escape in the heart of a legendary city, Windsor Court Hotel offers the quintessential four-star New Orleans experience. Committed to classic luxury with contemporary comforts, a recent $15 million renovation included modernizations to the property and its 316 guest rooms and suites, all of which offer private balconies or bay windows with Mississippi River or city skyline views. Onsite amenities at the pet-friendly palace include an on-the-go eatery, fine dining fare – from afternoon tea to weekend brunch, a classic cocktail lounge featuring live jazz, a 65-foot saltwater pool with a cabana-style bar, and a full-service, luxury spa.

Hotel booking information has been released. The room rates are as follows: Guest room $265, Deluxe Suite $295 and Premium Suite $315 - all for single/double occupancy and including wifi but taxes currently 16.2%(9.45% state, 5% city, 1.75% tourist tax), plus an occupancy tax of US $2.00 per accommodation to be added. Breakfast is not included in the room rates but breakfasts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be included in the meeting registration fees. Cancellations can be made free of charge up until 3 days prior to arrival; after this time cancellations and no shows will incur a charge of one night's accommodation plus taxes. The hotel will extend conference rates to rooms booked between Feb 12-22 subject to availability. 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM

COVID Update From the Windsor Court Hotel:

"Effective Monday, August 16th, the City of New Orleans will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test to participate in activities with a higher risk of transmission such as indoor dining and bars, indoor entertainment and meetings, and large outdoor events. 
 
As such, Windsor Court Hotel will require all guests and patrons to provide a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72-hours prior to arriving to the hotel, effective Monday, August 23rd.
 
Please know we are at your service and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to welcoming you to Windsor Court for an authentic New Orleans experience!"
**The IAFL USA Chapter will continue to post any updates from the overflow hotels as we receive them. Please feel free to reach out with any questions**

Overflow Hotels

1)  Loews New Orleans CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Cut off date to reserve in room block:  On or Before January 12, 2022, while supplies last
Rate: $265++ Grand King Room, $349++ Grand King Suite
Address: 300 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 - Across the street from the Windsor Court

2)  Le Meriden New Orleans CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Cut off date to reserve in room block: While supplies last
Rate:  $195++  Single/Double Occupancy Guest Room
Reservation Link:  Coming Soon
Address: 333 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 -Adjacent to the Windsor Court

3)  InterContinental New Orleans CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Cut off date to reserve in room block:  On or Before January 15, 2022, while supplies last
Rate:  $187++ single occupancy +$30 each additional guest
Reservation Link:  Coming Soon
Address: 444 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 - 0.3 miles from the Windsor Court

 

Meeting Program

We are still working on the detailed meeting program but the outline program is detailed below. Golf will be offered at Top New Orleans Course location - date to be determined.


Wednesday 16th February

  • Afternoon City Tour for all
  • Evening Welcome Reception at the Windsor Court Hotel for all

Thursday 17th February

  • Morning Education Program for Fellows and Lawyer Guests
  • Morning French Quarter Tour for Guests
  • Afternoon Cajun Swamp Tour for all
  • Evening Reception at the M.S. Rau followed by Dine Arounds

Friday 18th February

  • Morning Education Program for Fellows and Lawyer Guests
  • Morning World of Mardi Gras Tour for Guests
  • Afternoon Gumbo Cookoff Challenge
  • Evening Parade Watching in the Intercontinental Parade Stands for all

Saturday 19th February

  • USA Chapter Meeting and Canadian Chapter Meeting (TBD)
  • Presentation by The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada. Previously, also serving as the interim Administrator of the Government of Canada

  • Afternoon National WWII Museum Tour (optional)
  • Evening President's Reception and Dinner at Galatoire's for all

**PLEASE NOTE: Each attendee will be required to agree to the following: I understand by completing this registration that, due to Covid guidelines and restrictions, attendance at events is capped with no exceptions. Additionally, I acknowledge that I will be required to provide a proof of vaccination, or negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival at my hotel. If required to wear a mask at any point in time, I will comply. If applicable, I also agree that my accompanying guest will comply with all terms and conditions as stated. I understand that these terms are subject to change.**

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Education Program

Thursday CLE will be "Around the World Business Valuation"
A Cutting-Edge, Highly-Sophisticated Business Valuation presentation from a National and Global Perspective, including a panel of participants from various countries, led by Globally-recognized experts: Jay Fishman, Managing Director, Financial Research Associates; Neil Beaton, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services; and Farley Cohen, Principal, Cohen Hamilton Steger. 

Friday CLE will be a presentation on Civil vs. Common Law by Renee Ross, Brigitte Garceau, and Delphine Eskenazo; Moderated by Sally Brown Richardson. Additionally, Sue Moss, Jerry Bowels, Cheryl Goldhart, and Anne Durwood will be speaking on Post-Covid mental health, addiction issues, and domestic violence with a focus on litigation and mediation of these issues.

Saturday CLE features the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Richard Wagner. 

Meeting Policies

Refund Policy

Full refund of registration fee less an administration fee of $100 if cancellation occurs before January 3, 2022. No refund of registration fees thereafter. Tour and event fees are refundable if cancellation occurs before January 3, 2022, and only if the Academy is not responsible for any charges or fees due to the cancellation. See hotel booking site for hotel cancellation policy.

Non-Practicing Fellows Policy

Non-Practicing Fellows who wish to attend the Education Program should register as a 'Fellow'. Non-Practicing Fellows who do not wish to attend the Education Program may register as a 'Non-Practicing Fellow' which carries the same registration fee as an Accompanying Guest.

Lawyer Guest Policy

Lawyers who are eligible to apply for fellowship are permitted to attend two IAFL meetings as a 'Lawyer Guest' before applying for fellowship.

Young Guest Policy

Guests aged 21 or under are not required to pay a registration fee but should pay full price for any tours or functions that they attend.

Surviving Partners of Deceased Fellows Policy

Surviving partners of deceased Fellows are welcome to attend IAFL meetings and should pay the Accompanying Guest registration fee. They may bring guests, at the same charge. 

Financial Assistance 

If any Fellow wishes to apply for financial assistance to attend an IAFL meeting, a fund has been set up for this purpose. This is in addition to applications that may be made to pay reduced dues. Please contact Executive Director, Annie Dunster (annie.dunster@iafl.com) . Any applications will be dealt with confidentially.

Use of Delegate Data

IAFL uses conference booking and hotel booking data to answer queries and summarise registration details; to provide conference papers, name badges for lawyers and guests and delegate lists; to cross check hotel and meeting registrations to ensure that nothing has been forgotten; to organise the conference education programme, tours and dinners and make sure that any special needs are catered for; to keep you updated about meeting arrangements; and to provide confirmation of attendance where required to obtain CPD points. IAFL will not share conference booking and hotel data with any one outside of our organisation except where necessary to deliver our services.

Photographs taken at IAFL meetings are shared with Fellows through the members area of our website. Photographs of speakers may also be used on IAFL’s website and social media. Any Fellow or Guest who does not wish us to share photographs should make IAFL aware by emailing Executive Director, Annie Dunster at annie.dunster@iafl.com.

For further information about how IAFL protect your personal information, please review our Privacy Policy.

Sponsorship Opportunities

IAFL are truly grateful to our meeting sponsors who are helping to make the meeting and its activities accessible to International Family Lawyers from around the world:

  • Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Dr. Alfred Kriegler: Cocktails at the President's Dinner
  • Sucherman Insalaco LLP: Speakers' Gifts
  • Schaffer Family Law, Ltd.: Pocket Programs
  • Feinberg Sharma Family Law: Thursday Happy Hour at M.S. Rau
  • Mann Tucker Muir, LLC.
  • Financial Research Associates: WWII Museum
  • Naimi & Cerceo: Coffee Breaks
  • Maddox & Gerock: Beignets of the Welcome Tour
  • Bales Beall LLP: Gumbo Cook-Off Aprons
  • Harris Ginsberg LLP: Name Badges
  • Carmen R Gillett PLLC: First Timer's Dinner
  • Walzer Melcher LLP: Exclusive Sponsorship of the Welcome Reception
  • Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP: Brennan's hors d'oeurves at M.S. Rau
  • Warner Norcross & Judd LLP: Speakers' Gifts
  • Levin & Brend, P.C.: Boxed Lunch - Thursday and Friday
  • Family Law in Partnership Ltd: Thursday Educational Program
  • Wendy Brooks Crew and Marlene Eskind Moses: Special Surprise for the President's Dinner
  • Settify: Vendor Table
  • Leichter Leichter-Maroko LLP: Thursday CLE AV
  • Our Family Wizard: Vendor Table 
  • Soberlink: Vendor Table
  • Siegel, Colin & Kaufman: Masks

We would very much welcome offers of sponsorship from Fellows, their firms or other firms wishing to develop a relationship with IAFL. All sponsors will be recognized on our website, in conference materials and during the course of the meeting, and would have the opportunity to distribute promotional material to delegates.

Please Click Here to view sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in sponsoring the meeting, please e-mail Valerie Smith at valerie.smith@iafl.com or Courtney Hamm at courtney.hamm@iafl.com. 

 

Please e-mail Valerie Smith at valerie.smith@iafl.com if you are interested in sponsoring the meeting.

       

Further Information

If you would like more information about the meeting, please contact Valerie Smith at valerie.smith@iafl.com

Event registration is now open.

Registration

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